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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Western Washington University

516 High St
Bellingham, Washington 98225
Phone: (360) 650-3000

This conference would not be possible without the generous support of a multitude of entities. Including, but not limited to, the WWU LGBTQ Advocacy Council, Western Associated Students, Viking Union Gallery, WWU Department of Art, WWU Diversity Fund, College of Fine and Performing Arts, WWU Bookstore, Canadian-American Studies Center, Western Gallery, Women Studies, the hard work and dedication of a powerful group of photography concentration student volunteers, and many more. Special thanks to Gaye Green, Kate Blizzard, Pamela Large, Sarah Clark-Langager, Paul Brower, Camille Crocetti, Kelly Hill, Ashley Garrels, Katie Hudak, Kimmiree Bolla, Quinton Moldonado, Nathan Cranston, and our designer Dana Ollestad. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Western Washington University boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. Nestled between the 180-acre Sehome Arboretum and Bellingham Bay, the campus' natural beauty is augmented with both historic buildings dating back to the schools' beginnings more than 100 years ago as well as new state-of-the-art structures. The Department of Art is part of the College of Fine and Performing Arts, which is comprised of four departments: Art, Design, Music and Theater and Dance. The college is housed in six buildings with five performance spaces, including a performing arts center overlooking Bellingham Bay, the Western Gallery, two student operated galleries, and the internationally acclaimed Western Collection, of public art and sculpture, which includes the works of Magdalena Abakanowicz, Alice Aycock, Anthony Caro, Bruce Nauman, Isamu Noguchi, Robert Morris, Beverly Pepper, Richard Serra, and a new work by Do Ho Suh. Western Washington University enjoys a strong reputation as a quality, comprehensive institution of higher education. The campus overlooks the town of Bellingham (pop. 80,000) It is on the northern shores of the Puget Sound, whose 450 islands, fishing, tourism and recreation are an important part of the regional economy, which is also rich in agriculture and forest products. Bellingham has easy access to the snowcapped volcanic peaks of the Cascade Mountains, and innumerable mountain lakes. Bellingham has a low population density of less than 3,000 per square mile. It is very bike friendly and has many recreational spaces and parks in town and throughout the county. Bellingham is located between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia and can be easily reached by ground transportation or air.

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